Independent Review of the Commercial Building Disclosure Program
19 December 2018
The Federal Government has initiated an independent review of the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) program to consider expanding it from office buildings to other high energy using buildings as data centres, hotels, shopping centres and office tenancies.
Data centres, for example, use 10 times more energy than office buildings. If other building sectors improved the energy efficiency of their buildings, they could reduce their energy costs, lower greenhouse gas emissions and minimise pressure on the electricity grid.
The review will consider whether the program is effective, whether to expand it, and the impact of changes implemented since the last review in 2015.